UCLA Young Alumnus of the Year 2019


Our Alumni

Alumni of the UCLA International Institute Academic Programs live across the globe, and are involved in a multitude of fields, including the education, government, cultural, nonprofit, health, legal and business sectors and international affairs. Below are a few bios of our alumni.

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Global Studies graduate wins UCLA Young Alumnus award

Katya Daniel (UCLA 2008) was named 2019 Young Alumnus of the Year at the annual UCLA Alumni Association awards ceremony held June 8, 2019, at the Luskin Conference Center.
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UCLA and an international career were not on his radar screen

After earning a B.A. in Latin American Studies at UCLA in 1996, John Arboleda built a career in higher education in the U.S. and Europe. He now serves as director of special projects & innovation at Instituto Europeo di Design in Barcelona and runs a consulting company based in Spain.
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Chasing race car dreams

After studying development at UCLA and serving in the Peace Corps in Liberia, Ken Fukuda (IDS 2009) left his job and moved to Germany to pursue his passion for professional racing.
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IDS alumna heads community foundation in Montana

Claire Muller (UCLA 2009) credits her International Development Studies education with giving her an understanding of rural communities.
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IDS alumna reflects on her career in the nonprofit sector

UCLA alumna Ira Sangar spoke to undergraduates about her experiences working in the development sector at an International Development Studies event in late May.
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UCLA alumnus Josue Lopez Calderon named Gilman Alumni Ambassador

Josue Lopez Calderon (UCLA 2010) won a Gilman International Scholarship in 2010; he has now been named a Gliman Alumni Ambassador by the U.S. Department of State, which sponsors the scholarship.
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UCLA alumnus living what he studied in Uganda

Wayne Wong is putting his microbiology and Global Studies education into practice as a Peace Corps volunteer in Uganda.
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UCLA African Studies Alumnus on the Peace Corps

Haskell Sears Ward discusses his life, his experiences in Africa and the legacy of the Peace Corps with the UCLA Broadcast Studio.
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Alumnus to Speak on US Relations with Africa

Haskell Sears Ward, an expert on development and one of the first UCLA graduate students in African Studies, will focus his Thursday afternoon talk on what Africa and the United States have meant to one another for the past 50 years.
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Recent UCLA grad wins competitive funding for start-up

International Development Studies alumna (2013) and partner land $400,000 for socially conscious start-up.
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